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HITACHI
VT-FX600A / VT-FX600C
Owner's Manual
Your Complete Guide
to Videocassette Viewing
and Recording
Using these quality features:
Hi-Fi System
Rotary 4-head Record/Playback System
Bilingual on-screen menu display setectable in English or Spanish
Infrared remote control
Real time tape counter
181 channel capability PLL frequency synthesizer tuner with direct station call
Auto power on and off system
Auto counter reset
Auto rewind when the end of a tape is reached
Direct Button Operation
2 Step Picture Search Operation
Still
Digital Auto Tracking (DTR)
Auto Repeat
Rental Play Mode
Three different tape speeds (SP/LP/SLP)
IRT (Instant Recording Timer)
1 Year, 7 events (including Daily and Weekly Timer Recording)
Auto Return
Time Search / Blank Search / Index Search / Edit Search
Just-In-Time Recording
Remaining Tape Running Time Display
Slow Motion
Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc.
3890 Steve Reynolds Blvd., Norcross, GA 30093
Tel. 770-279-5600
HITACHI (HSC) CANADA INC
3300 Trans Canada Highway, Pointe Claire,
Quebec, H9R 1B1, CANADA
Tel. 514-697-9150
HITACHI SALES CORPORATION OF HAWAII, INC
3219 Koapaka Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Tel. 808-836-3621
QR15334 @Hitachi, Ltd. 1996
Printed in Hong Kong
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TABLE OF CONTENT
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS .................................................................................................................
PRECAUTIONS
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LOCATION ............................................................................................................................................
POWER SUPPLY .................................................................................................................................
AVOID THE HAZARDS OF ELECTRICAL
SHOCK AND FIRE ...................................................
WARNING ..............................................................................................................................................
FEATURES ................................................................................................................................................
VIDEO CASSETTE TAPE .......................................................................................................................
PRECAUTIONS
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THREE DIFFERENT TAPE SPEEDS ...............................................................................................
INSERTING A CASSETTE .................................................................................................................
REMOVING A CASSETTE .................................................................................................................
ERASE PREVENTION ........................................................................................................................
OPERATING
CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ....................................................................................
PREPARATION
FOR USE ...................................................................................................................
CABLE CONNECTIONS
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SETTING A VIDEO CHANNEL ........................................................................................................
AN TERMINALS ................................................................................................................................
CONNECTING
TO INPUT JACKS ..................................................................................................
INPUT SELECT ..................................................................................................................................
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES .......................................................................................................
MTS (Multi-Channel Television Sound) SYSTEM .............................................................................
CHECKING THE SELECTED MTS MODE ....................................................................................
MTS RECORDING/MONITOR
MODE ............................................................................................
THE SELECTION
MTS SYSTEM ....................................................................................................
TO SELECT HIFI MODE ...................................................................................................................
TO SELECT MONO MODE ..............................................................................................................
TO SELECT STEREO OR SAP MODE ..........................................................................................
PRESET FOR USE ................................................................................................................................
AUTOMATIC
CHANNEL PRESET (Without a Cable Box) ..........................................................
TO RECALL A DESIRED CHANNEL ..............................................................................................
TO DELETE PRESET CHANNEL ...................................................................................................
CHANNEL PRESET AGAIN .............................................................................................................
SETTING THE CLOCK .....................................................................................................................
TO CHANGE CLOCK SETTING ......................................................................................................
SELECTING
THE LANGUAGE ........................................................................................................
ON SCREEN DISPLAY .........................................................................................................................
PLAYBACK ..............................................................................................................................................
NORMAL PLAYBACK .......................................................................................................................
SPECIAL PLAY BACK ...........................................................................................................................
AUTO REPEAT PLAYBACK ............................................................................................................
TO STOP PLAYBACK .......................................................................................................................
TO EXIT THE AUTO REPEAT MODE ............................................................................................
RENTAL PLAY ....................................................................................................................................
TO STOP PLAYBACK .......................................................................................................................
TO EXIT THE RENTAL PLAY MODE .............................................................................................
SEARCH ..................................................................................................................................................
COUNTER MEMORY ........................................................................................................................
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TIME SEARCH....................................................................................................................................
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INDEX SEARCH .................................................................................................................................
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BLANK SEARCH ................................................................................................................................
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RECORDING ..........................................................................................................................................
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VIEWING AND RECORDING THE SAME PROGRAM ...............................................................
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SKIPPING SOME MATERIALS DURING RECORDING.............................................................
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EDIT SEARCH ....................................................................................................................................
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RECORDING ONE PROGRAM WHILE VIEWING ANOTHER ..................................................
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TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF YOUR RECORDING........................................................
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IRT (Instant Recording Timer) ..........................................................................................................
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TIMER RECORDING.............................................................................................................................
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AUTOMATIC TIMER RECORDING ................................................................................................
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TO CORRECT AN AUTOMATIC TIMER PROGRAM..................................................................
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TO STOP AN AUTOMATIC TIMER PROGRAM WHICH HAS ALREADY STARTED ...........36
TO CANCEL OR CHECK THE START/END TIME ......................................................................
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HINTS FOR TIMER RECORDING ..................................................................................................
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AUTO RETURN..................................................................................................................................
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WATCH THE RECORDED PROGRAM .........................................................................................
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JUST-IN TIME RECORDING ...........................................................................................................
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SETTING THE REMAINING TIME ......................................................................................................
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REMAINING TAPE RUNNING TIME DISPLAY ............................................................................
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COPYING A VIDEO TAPE ...................................................................................................................
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TO MONITOR THE RECORDING...................................................................................................
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CONTROLLING YOUR TV WITH THE VCR'S REMOTE ...............................................................
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REMOTE CONTROL OF THE TV ...................................................................................................
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PROGRAMMING THE REMOTE CONTROL OF THE TV ..........................................................
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CONTROLLING THE TV ...................................................................................................................
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REMOTE CONTROL OF THE CABLE CONVERTER .................................................................
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PROGRAMMING THE REMOTE CONTROL OF THE CABLE CONVERTER .......................
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.............................................................................................................
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SERVICING .........................................................................................................................................
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CABINET CLEANING ........................................................................................................................
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HEAD CLEANING ..............................................................................................................................
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TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
MOISTURE
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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INDICATES THAT DANGEROUS VOLTAGE CONSTITUTING
SHOCK IS PRESENT WITHIN THIS UNIT.
INSTRUCTIONS
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A RISK OF ELECTRIC
INDICATES THAT THERE ARE IMPORTANT OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE
IN THE LITERATURE ACCOMPANYING THE APPLIANCE.
The caution marking is located on the rear of the cabinet.
1. Read instructions-All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions-The
3. Heed Warnings-All
safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions-All
operating and use instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning-Unplug this video product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
EXCEPTION: A product that is meant for uninterrupted service and, that for some specific reason, such as the
possibility of the loss of an authorization code for a CATV converter, is not intended to be unplugged by the user
for cleaning or any other purpose, may exclude the reference to unplugging the appliance in the cleaning
description otherwise required in item 5.
6. Attachments-Do
cause hazards.
not use attachments not recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may
7. Water and Moisture-Do not use this video product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
8. Accessories-Do not place this video product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The video
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the video product. Any
mounting of the appliance should follow the manufacturer's instructions and should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
9. Ventilation-Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of
the video product and to protect it from overheating, and these opening must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
video product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
10. Power Sources-This video product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking Label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or
local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
operating instructions.
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11. Grounding or Polarization-This video product is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a
plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to
fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
12. Power Cord Protection-Power
supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding-If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the VCR, be sure the
antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides information with regard to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. (Fig. A)
Antenna ground diagram.
14. Lightning-For
added protection for this VCR during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This
will prevent damage to the VCR due to lightning and power-line surges.
15. Power Lines-An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with
them might be fatal.
16. Overloading-Do
not overload walt outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the video product.
17. Object and Liquid Entry-Never push objects of any kind into this video product through any openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the video product.
18. Servicing-Do not attempt to service this VCR yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. Damage Requiring Service-Unplug this VCR from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the VCR.
c. If the VCR has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the VCR does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that
are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the VCR to its normal operation.
e. If the VCR has been dropped or damaged in any way.
f. When the VCR exhibits a distinct change in performance-this indicates a need for service.
20. Replacement Parts-When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
21. Safety Check-Upon completion of any service or repairs to this VCR, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the VCR is in proper operating condition.
22. Heat-This VCR should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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For safe operation and satisfactory performance of your VCR, keep the following in mind when selecting a place
for its installation:
Shield it from direct sunlight and keep it away from sources of intense heat.
Avoid dusty or humid places.
Avoid places with insufficient ventilation for proper heat dissipation. Do not block the ventilation holes at the top
and bottom of the VCR. Do not place the unit on a carpet because this wilt block the ventilation holes.
Install unit in a horizontal position.
Avoid locations subject to strong vibration.
Do not place the VCR near strong magnetic fields.
Do not move the unit from a cold to a hot place or vice versa.
Do not place the VCR directly on top of the TV.
AC 120V, 60Hz ONLY
Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.
Do not pull on the power cord when disconnecting it from AC walt outlet. Grasp it by the plug.
If, by accident, water is spilled on your VCR, unplug the power cord immediately and take the unit to an
Authorized Service Center for servicing.
Do not put your fingers or objects into the VCR cassette holder.
Do not place anything directly on top of the VCR.
Moisture condensation may occur inside the unit when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place, or after
heating a cold room or under conditions of high humidity. Do not use the VCR at least for 2 hours until its inside is
dry.
FCC WARNING- This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this
equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction
manual. The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or modification is
made.
IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
Unauthorized recording or use of broadcast television programming, video tape, film or other copyrighted material
may violate applicable copyright laws. We assume no responsibility for the unauthorized duplication, use or other
acts which infringe upon the rights of copyright owners.
WARNING:
To prevent fire or electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot. and fully insert plug.
The serial number of this product may be found on the back of the VCR. No others have the same serial number
as yours. You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this book as a permanent
record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchase from
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
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• Hi-Fi System- The Hi-Fi stereo recording system offers you super sound quality with a dynamic range of 80dB
and frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz and 0.005% wow and flutter.
• Rotary 4-head Record/Playback System- Rotary 4-heads to ensure excellent picture quality and special
effects playback.
• Bilingual on-screen menu display selectable in English or Spanish
• Infrared remote control
• Real time tape counter- This shows the elapsed recording or playback time in hours, minutes, and seconds.
The "-" indication will appear when the tape is rewound further than the tape counter position "0:00:00".
• 181 channel capability PLL frequency synthesizer tuner with direct station call- (A converter may be
necessary to view scrambled cable channels.)
• Auto power on and off system- Automatically turns the VCR on as you insert the cassette, turns off after autorewind, and ejects when the beginning of the tape is reached.
• Auto counter reset- (when inserting a tape)
• Auto rewind when the end of a tape is reached- (not in the case of timer recording).
• Direct Button Operation- When a tape is in the VCR and the power is off, just press PLAY, REW or F.FWD
button on the main unit and it will automatically turn on the VCR and playback, rewinding or fast-forwarding will
start immediately (not in the case of timer recording).
• 2 Step Picture Search Operation- You can view a video program at a high speed or super hihg jspeed in either
a forward or reverse direction in LP and SLP mode.
• Still- "Freeze" the picture at any time, for close viewing of a particular scene.
• Digital Auto Tracking (DTR)- Adjusts the tracking automatically for each tape you play.
• Auto Repeat- Allows you to repeat a tape indefinitely without pressing the PLAY button.
• Rental Play Mode- Improves playback picture quality of worn tapes, especially rental tapes.
• Three different tape speeds: SP/LP/SLP
• IRT (Instant Recording Timer)- Instant timed recording from 30 to 480 minutes possible at the push of
REC/IRT button.
• 1 Year, 7 events (including Daily and Weekly Timer Recording)- The built-in timer allows you to record up to
7 programs at different channels up to 1 year in advance. The daily timer allows recordings to be made of daily
broadcasts, and the weekly timer allows recording to be made once a week up to the end of the tape.
• Auto Return- After finished timer recording, the beginning of the recorded program(s) can be searched.
• Time Search- Lets you set the VCR to advance the tape by entering the desired playbck time you want to skip.
• Blank Search- Lets you set the VCR to search for an unrecorded portion on the tape.
• Index Search- Lets you Index the start of a recording.
• Edit Search- Lets you set the VCR to edit an unwanted segment of a recording.
• Just-In-Time Recording- Measures the remaining tape and automatically adjusts the tape speed so that the
automatic timer recording fits on a cassette.
• Remaining Tape Running Time Display- You can check the remaining running time of your tape.
• Slow Motion- You can view the video program at a slower than normal playback speed. Slow speed can be
controlled by pressing F.FWD button (faster) or REW button (slower).
This VCR will operate with any cassette that has the VHS mark.
quality tapes. Do not use poor quality or damaged tapes.
For best results, we recommend the use of high-
PRECAUTIONS
• Avoid moisture, which can condense on the tape if it is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Before using
a tape with these conditions, to avoid damage to the tape and your VCR, wait until the tape has warmed to room
temperature and the moisture has evaporated.
• Avoid extreme heat, high humidity and magnetic fields.
• Do not tamper with the cassette mechanism.
• Do not touch the tape with your fingers.
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TAPE SPEEDS
Before recording, select the tape speed from: SP mode (Standard Play), LP mode (Long Play) or SLP mode
(Super Long Play).
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INSERTING
A CASSETTE
Insert the cassette in the direction as shown.
until it is drawn into the VCR.
The VCR will automatically turn on.
REMOVING
Push in gently, but continuously, on the center-back of the cassette
A CASSETTE
1) In the Stop mode, press STOP!EJECT button on the VCR. The cassette will eject.
2) Pull the cassette out of the cassette compartment.
3) Store the cassette in the case as shown.
ERASE PREVENTION
You can prevent accidental erasing of recording by breaking off the tab on the back edge of the cassette.
If you decide to record on the tape again, cover the hole with plastic
tape.
FRONT VIEW illustration
REMOTE CONTROL VIEW illustration
1. Cassette Compartment
2. REW button- Press to rewind the tape, or to view the picture rapidly in reverse during the playback mode.
(Rewind Search)
3. PLAY button- Press to begin playback.
4. F.FWD button- Press to rapidly advance the tape, or view the picture rapidly in forward during playback.
(Forward Search)
5. PAUSE button- Press to temporarily stop the tape during recording or to view a still picture during playback.
Frame Advance Function- Press to advance the picture by one fram during the still mode.
6. STOP button- Press to stop the tape motion.
EJECT button- Press to remove a tape from the VCR (only on the VCR)
7. REC button- Press to begin manual recording.
IRT button- Press to activate Instant Recording Timer. (only on the VCR)
8. CHANNEL buttons- Press to select desired channels for viewing or recording.
SET function- Press to enter digits when setting program (for example: setting clock or timer program). Press to
select setting modes from on screen menu.
Tracking function- Press to minimize video 'noise' (lines or dots on screen) during playback. (only the VCR)
Press to stabilize the picture in the Still mode when the picture begins to vibrate vertically.
9. Digital display- Displays the clock, timer recording, counter and channel etc.
10. Remote sensor window- Receives the infrared signals from the remote control.
REAR VIEW illustration
11. POWER button- Press to turn VCR on and off. Press to activate a timer recording.
12. NUMBER buttons- Press to select desired channels for viewing or recording. To select channels from 1 to 9,
first press "0" button then 1 to 9.
1O0/ENT button- When selecting cable channels which are more than 100, press this button first, then press the
last two digits. (To select channel 125, first press "100/ENT" button then press "2" and "5").
13. TAPE SPEED button- Press to set desired recording speed: SP!LP/SLP.
14. VOL button- Press to adjust the desired TV's volume level by using either A or I button.
15. MENU button- Press to display the main menu on the TV screen.
16. SELECT button- When setting program (for example: setting clock or timer program), press to determine
your selection and proceed to a next step you want to input. Press to determine setting modes from on screen
menu.
Status function- Press to display the counter on the current channel number and current time on the TV screen.
17. COUNTER MEMORY button- Press to set counter memory on and off.
18. ADD/DELETE button- Press to add or delete channel numbers during channel preset. Press to cancel a
setting of timer program. Press to correct digits when setting program (for example: setting clock or timer
program).
COUNTER RESET button- Press to reset counter to 0:00:00.
19.MUTE button- Press to mute the TV's sound. Press it again to resume the sound.
20. VCR/TV button- Press to select VCR or TV mode.
VCR position: to view playback, to monitor video recordings or watch TV using the VCR tuner.
TVposition: to watch TV or to view on program while recording another.
21. Mode Select buttons
• CATV button- For details, see page 30.
• TV button- For details, see page 30.
• VCR button- For details, see page 30.
22. Power cord- Connect to a standard AC outlet (120V/60Hz).
23. AUDIO OUT jack- Connect to an audio input jack of your audio equipment or another VCR.
24. AUDIO IN jack- Connect to an audio output jack of your audio equipment or another VCR.
25. ANT. IN terminal- Connect to an antenna or CATV.
26. VIDEO OUT jack- Connect to a video output jack of your video camera or another VCR.
27. VIDEO IN jack- Connect to a video output jack of your video camera or another VCR.
28. CH3/CH4 selector switch- Use to select a video output channel (3 or 4) for playback from the VCR.
29. ANT. OUT terminal- Connect to an antenna input terminal of your TV.
NOTE:
SLOW Function, Press both PLAY and PAUSE button on the remote control at the same time to [educe the
p ayback speed. Sow speed can be contro ed by press ng F.FWD button (faster) or REW button (sower).
For some of the most common types of connections, see the following drawings. Use only one connection. For
any further complex connections, please contact your local dealer or other qualified persons. (You may need
additional accessories which are not supplied).
1 Disconnect the antenna or cable from your TV.
2 Connect the antenna or cable to the ANT.IN jack of your VCR.
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4 Connect the other end of the coaxial cable (supplied) to the UHF/VHF antenna jacks.
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If your TV does not have A/V terminals;
When the VCR is in the Playback mode or when the VCR!TV button on the remote control is in the VCR position,
your TV will receive the signals from the VCR on either channel 3 or 4.
To use the VCR with your TV, set the selector switch to CH3 or CH4, whichever is not used or least used for
normal broadcasts in your area. Then set your TV to that same channel.
INPUT SELECT
To use the external input jacks, select the AUX position. Press the CHANNEL A or V
number button on the remote control so that "AU" appears on the screen.
button or enter "00" with
1) Open the battery compartment cover by pressing the cover on the remote unit in the direction of the arrow.
2) Insert 2 "AA" penlight batteries into the battery compartment in the direction indicated by the polarity (+/-)
markings.
3) Replace the cover.
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guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies tha t the Cab!e ground shal ! be €onnected to the
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Connect your VCR to your stereo source using the following diagram.
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appear when you press the SELECT button on the remote control.
SAP
HIFI
A Second Audio Program which means your program is received in a second language.
High Fidelity which produces a clear sound from two sources.
1] When a program broadcast in stereo can be received, STEREO appears on the TV screen.
2] When a program broadcast in second audio can be received, SAP appears on the TV screen.
3] When a program broadcast both in stereo and second audio can be received. STEREO and SAP appear on
the TV screen.
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mode, HIFI disappears from the TV screen.
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Make sure...
• VCR power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH 3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
TO SELECT
HIFI MODE
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.
2 Select "VCR SET UP"
Press CH A or _ button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".
Then, press SELECT button.
3 Select"AUDIOOUT"
PressCHA or Y buttonrepeatedly
topointto"AUDIOOUT".
Then, press SELECT button.
4 Select "HIFI"
Press CH A or Y
button repeatedly to point to "HIFI".
5 To return to TV mode
Press MENU button.
• Normally, "HIEI" should be se!ected for playback with H!F! sound.
• When you play non-HIFI tapes. VCR play automatically in monaural
• The VCR records automatically MTS broadcasts in HIFI stereo sound.
TO SELECT
MONO MODE
You can change the selection to "MONO" if you want to listen to HIFI tapes in normal audio playback.
1) Press MENU button.
2) Press CH A or "V button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP". Then, press SELECT button.
3) Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "AUDIO OUT". Then, press SELECT button.
4) Press CH A or Y button repeatedly to point to "MONO".
5) Press MENU button to return to original mode.
TO SELECT
STEREO OR SAP MODE
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.
2 Select "VCR SET UP"
Press CH A or T button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".
Then, press SELECT button.
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3 Select 'q'V STEREO" or "SAP"
Press CH A or Y button repeatedly to point to "TV STEREO" or "SAP.
Then, press SELECT button.
4 To return to TV mode
Press MENU button.
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Refer to MTS RECORDING/MONITOR
MODE on previous page.
when you plaY the tape on the VCR later, it will be in stereo or second audio.
I ' If you select second audio when second audio is not available, the VCR will record normal audio•
Channel memory programming is NOT needed when connected to a cable box. You can program the tuner to
scan only the channels you receive in your area. See page 34 for channel designations.
° FoI!ow the steps below once. Repeat it only if there is a power failure orthe VCR iS unplugged for more than 30
seconds_ (In these cases, the programmed channels are erased.)
' You must follow the steps below before attempting to play or record a video tapel If you want to play or record a
video tape. If you want to play or record a video tape BEFORE programming the tuner, you must first press the
POWER button to turn off the VCR. Then, press the POWER button again to turn it back onl 30 program the tuner
again, see "CHANNEL PRESET AGAIN".
1 Plug in the VCR power cord ("--:--" flashes)
Plug the VCR power cord into a standard AC outlet.
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2 Select channel 3 or 4 on the TV
Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH3 or 4)
3 Turn on the VCR
Press the POWER button to turn on the VCR. " " appears on the display.
4 Select the VCR mode
Press VCR/TV button so that "VCR" appears on the display
5 Select "ENGLISH" or "ESPANOL"
Select "ENGLISH" or "ESPANOL=Spanish"
Then, press SELECT or MENU button.
using CH A or Y
button.
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Press SELECT button once. The tuner scans and memorizes all the active channels in your area. (TV mode: from
CH2/CATV mode: from CH1)
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• The VCR distinguishes between standard TV channels and cable channels.
7 After scanning
The tuner stops on the lowest memorized channel. The TV screen returns to TV mode.
• If you subscribe to CABLE TV, "CATV" appears on the display.
• If "TUNER SET UP" appears on the TV screen again, check the cable connections. Then, press SELECT button
once again. The VCR will begin preset again.
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CHANNEL
You can select the desired channel by using CHANNEL (or CH) A
buttons on the remote control.
or T
button or directly pressing number
Note for Using number buttons:
• when selecting Cable channels which are higher than "i00, press i 00/ENT button firstl then press the last two
digits. (To select channel !25, first press ,!00/ENT' button then press ,2'! and %'!).
You must precede single-digit channeI numbers with a Zero (02, 03, 04 and so on).
The channels you no longer receive or seldom watch can be deleted from the memory. (Of course, you can add
the deleted channel into the memory again.)
Make sure...
• VCR power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH 3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
Select the main menu
Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.
2 Select "INITIALIZE"
Press CH A or Y button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".
Then, press SELECT button.
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Press CH A or V
button repeatedly to point to "CHANNEL SET UP".
4 Select "ADD/DELETE
CH"
Press CH _ or V button repeatedly to point to "ADD/DELETE
Press SELECT button.
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5 Enter the desired channel number
Press the number buttons or CH A or V
(Example: CH02)
button repeatedly until your desired channel number appears.
6 Delete it from memory
Press ADD!DELETE button so that "DELETE" flashes on the TV screen.
• To delete another channel, repeat steps [5] and [6].
• If you press ADD/DELETE button again, the channel is memorized again.
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Press MENU button to return to TV mode.
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Select the main menu
Press MENU button. The main menu appears on the TV screen.
2 Select "INITIALIZE"
Press CH A or T button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".
Then, press SELECT button.
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PressCHA or V buttonrepeatedly
topointto"CHANNEL
SETUP".
4 Select'q'V"or"CATV"
PressCHA or Y buttonrepeatedly
topointto"TV"or"CATV".
5 Beginchannelpreset
PressSELECTbuttononce.Afterscanning,
thetunerstopsonthelowestmemorized
channel.
Settheclockaccurately
forproperautomatic
timerrecording.
Wesuggestthatyouusea TVorradiostationas
yourtimesource.
Intheexamplebelow,theclockis tobesetto:
DATE
1stMarch,1996
SETTING
TIME5:4OPM
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Make sure...
• VCR power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH 3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "INITIALIZE"
Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".
Then, press SELECT button.
3 Select "SETTING CLOCK"
Press CH A or T button repeatedly to point to "SETTING CLOCK".
Then, press SELECT button.
Make sure...
• If you did not set your desired digit within 2 seconds after pressing CH A or V
the input mode will forward to next step.
button during steps [4] to [8],
• When you press SELECT button after pressing CH A or I button during steps [4] to [8], you may forward to
next step.
• Press ADD/DELETE button to go back one step from current step during steps [5] to [9].
4 Select the month
Press CH A or T
button repeatedly until your desired month appears. (Example: March
5 Select the day
Press CH A or Y
button repeatedly until your desired day appears. (Example: 1st
01)
6 Select the year
Press CH A or _
button repeatedly until your desired year appears. (Example: 1996)
7 Select the hour
Press CH A o r v
butto nr epeatedly until your desired hour appears. (Example: 05)
8 Select the minute
Press CH A or Y
button repeatedly until your desired minute appears. (Example: 40)
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9 Select "AM" or "PM"
Press CH A or V
button repeatedly to point to "AM" or "PM". (Example: PM)
10 Start the clock
Press MENU or SELECT button.
Although seconds are not displayed, they begin counting from 00 when you press MENU or SELECT button. Use
this feature to synchronize the clock with the correct time.
I NOTES:
; When unp!ugging the AC-€0rd or if there is a power failure for more than 30 seconds,
--:-
flashes on the
display.
If the display shows an abnormal reading or no reading, unplug the power cord for more than 30 seconds. Then
pug tback n.
TO CHANGE
CLOCK SETTING
If you want to change the clock,
1) Press MENU button.
2) Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".
Then, press SELECT button.
3) Press CH A or Y button repeatedly to point to "SETTING CLOCK".
Then, press SELECT button.
4) Select a digit you want to change using SELECT button or ADD/DELETE
button.
5) Enter correct numbers using CH A or V button.
6) Press MENU button to return to original mode.
If you want to change the language on the TV screen, follow the steps below:
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "INITIALIZE"
Press CH _ or Y button repeatedly to point to "INITIALIZE".
Then, press SELECT button.
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SELECT"
PressCHA or V buttonrepeatedly
topointto"LANGUAGE
SELECT".
Then,pressSELECTbutton.
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Select "ENGLISH" or "ESPANOL=Spanish"
using CH/SET A or V
button.
5 Exit the Language select
Press MENU button to return to TV mode.
To check the Counter, Clock and Channel number on the TV screen, press SELECT button.
Each time you press the SELECT button. TV screen will change as follows:
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Make sure...
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH 3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
1 Insert a prerecorded tape
Counter mode appears at counter 0:00:00 on the TV screen. If the erase-protection
VCR will start playback automatically.
tab has been removed, the
2 To begin playback
Press PLAY button.
If a tape is already in the VCR
2A) Using button on the VCR
Just press PLAY button on the VCR. Power will automatically turn on and playback will start. (Direct Button
Operation)
2B) Using button on the remote control
Press POWER button to turn on, and then press PLAY button on the remote control.
3 To stop playback
Press STOP button.
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This feature is useful in finding or skipping over a particular scene on a tape. In this mode, the sound will be
muted.
1) You may view a video tape at a high speed in either a forward or reverse direction by pressing F.FWD or REW
button. (in the SP!LP/SLP modes)
2) Depress it again, the VCR will now search in super high speed. (in the SP/LP/SLP modes)
3) For normal speed, simply press PLAY button.
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You can view a still picture on the screen during playback (the Still mode). Press PAUSE button during playback.
" II - appears on the display. Press PLAY button to return to playback.
NOTES: If it is left in the Still mode for more than five minutes, the VCR Will automatically Switch to the Stop
mode.
I VERTICAL HOLD CONTROL
When the picture begins to vibrate vertically, stabilize the picture by pressing CHANNEL (or CH) A or V
in the Still mode.
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• When the picture is distorted or rolling vertically, adjust the vertical ho!d contro! on your TV I
• Some latest TV!s do not havea user adjustable vertical hold.
I TRACKING ADJUSTMENT
• Tracking adjustment will be set automatically (Digital TRacking function) when you start playback "DTR" appears
on the display.
j NOTE: The following function is €0ntr011edonly by the butt0ns on the VCR.
• When playing pre-recorded tapes or tapes recorded on units other than your own, noise lines (black and white
streaks) may appear on the playback picture. If this occurs, you can adjust the tracking control manually by
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pressingCHANNEL_ or V buttonuntilthestreaksdisappear.
ToreturntotheDTRfunction,stopthetape
onceandstartplaybackagain.
• YoucanreducethenoiselinesbypressingCHANNEL
A or _ buttonintheslowmode,too.Slowtracking
adjustment
willnotbesetautomatically.
Note:InStillmodelpressbothPLAYandPAUSEbuttonontheremoteControlatthesametimeandpress
CHANNEL A0r
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button until the streaks disappear: To return to Still model press PAUSE button againl
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Press both PLAY and PAUSE button on the remote control at the same time to reduce the playback speed. The
VCR mutes the sound during slow motion. You can control the speed by pressing F.FWD button (faster) or REW
button (slower).
Press PLAY button to return to normal playback.
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When the end of a tape is reached during recording, playback, or fast-forward, the tape will automatically rewind
to the beginning. After that, the VCR will eject the tape and turn itself to off.
NOTES:
: The tape will not aut0_rewind during timer Fecording or Instant Recording Timer:
When the Counter Memory is activated, the tape will rewind to the 0:00:00 and the VCR will be in the Stop
mode.
Make sure...
• VCR power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH 3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
• You must use the remote control for the following procedure.
The VCR has the auto repeat function that allows you to repeat a tape indefinitely without touching the Play
button.
• Insert a prerecorded tape.
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "VCR SET UP"
Press CH A or Y button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".
Then, press SELECT button.
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PLAY"
Press CH A or _
button repeatedly to point to "REPEAT PLAY".
4 Begin Auto repeat playback
Press SELECT button so that [ON] will appear next to "REPEAT PLAY" on the TV screen.
Repeat playback will start automatically.
NOTES:
' once you select the rePeat p!ay mode, it stays in effect even after you turn Offthe VCR.
• When the Counter Memory is activated, the tape will _ewind to 0:00:00 and the VCR will be in the Stop mode.
• if the Rental mode is set ION], the i RENTAL PLAY _i display has priority.
TO STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP button.
TO EXIT THE AUTO REPEAT MODE
Repeat steps [1] to [3]. Then, press SELECT button. [ON] will then disappear from the menu.
Press MENU button to return to TV mode.
This function enables you to improve the picture quality when playing back worn cassettes such as those rented
from a video shop.
• Insert rental tape into VCR and begin playback.
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button during the playback.
2 Select "VCR SET UP"
Press CH A or _ button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".
Then, press SELECT button.
3 Select "RENTAL"
Press CH A or Y button repeatedly to point to "RENTAL".
Then, press SELECT button.
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to[ON]
PressSELECTbuttonso that"RENTALON"willappearontheTVscreen.
NOTES:
• Once you select the rental play mode, it stays in effect even after you turn off the VCR_
• Selecting ON or OFF must be done in the play mode only.
TO STOP PLAYBACK
Press STOP button.
TO EXIT THE RENTAL PLAY MODE
Repeat steps [1] to [3]. Then, press SELECT button so that "RENTAL OFF" appears on the TV screen.
Make sure...
• VCR power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH 3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
• You must use the remote control for the following procedure.
• A video cassette must be inserted in the VCR for these functions to work.
This feature can be used to memorize a beginning point that you want to review. And you can search it easily by
rewinding or fast forwarding.
• Insert a prerecorded tape.
• If the counter is not displayed, the Counter Memory will not be activated. Press SELECT button so that
the counter appears on the TV screen.
1 Stop the tape at your desired point
Rewind or fast forward the tape to the beginning point at which you want to review.
2 Reset the counter to 0:00:00
Press COUNTER RESET button.
3 Select the Counter Memory mode
Press COUNTER MEMORY button so that "M" appears on the TV screen.
4 Beginrecording
or playback
PressRECorPLAYbutton.
PressSTOPbuttonwhenrecording
or playbackis completed.
5 ToactivatetheCounterMemory
PressREW(or F.FWD)button.Thetapewillautomatically
stopwhenthecounterreturnsto0:00:00(approx.)
TO EXIT THE COUNTER
MEMORY
When the counter appears on the TV screen, press COUNTER MEMORY button once and then the SELECT
button twice so that the "M" and the counter disappears from the TV screen.
The Time Search function makes it possible to quickly advance the tape to your desired position from any position
by entering the exact amount of playback time of the part you want to skip.
Example: To watch a program after 2 hour 50 minutes from present position to forward direction.
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "SEARCH SELECT"
Press CH A or T
Then,
button repeatedly to point to "SEARCH SELECT".
button.
3 Select "rIME SEARCH"
Press CH A or T button repeatedly to point to "TIME SEARCH".
Then, press SELECT button.
4 Enter your desired time
Press CH A or Y
button repeatedly until your desired time appears. (Example: "2:50" for 2 hours 50 minutes)
5 BeginTimeSearch
PressREWor F.FWDbutton.TheVCRbeginsrewinding
orfastforwarding
tothespecifiedpoint.
Thetimecountsdownasthesearching
progresses.
6 AfterTimeSearch
When0:00is reached,theVCRwillstartplaybackautomatically.
• TimeSearchcanbesetupto9 hours59minutes(9:59)i
• ThisfunctionWillnotoperatein recording
mode.
- Procedures must be followed within 30 seconds, from steps [3] to [4]. Otherwise the Time Search m0de will be
• Press STOP button to exit the Time Search modeJ
This feature provides a method of indexing the starting point so that it can be easily returned to in either fast
forward or rewind mode.
• The index mark will be made automatically when the REC button is pressed. It will also be marked at the starting
point of Timer recording and IRT.
• The index mark is not recorded if the PAUSE button is pressed and released during recording.
• The time gap between making the index marks on the tape should be greater than 1 minute for SP recording, 2
minutes for LP recording and 3 minutes for SLP recording.
Example: You are watching program number 4 and want to fast forward to program number 7. You must skip
three programs.
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "SEARCH SELECT"
Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "SEARCH SELECT".
Then, press SELECT button.
3 Select "INDEX SEARCH"
Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "INDEX SEARCH".
Then, press SELECT button.
4 Enter your desired number
Press CH _ or Y button repeatedly until the number of programs that you want to skip appears. (Example: "03"
for3 programs)
5 BeginIndexSearch
PressREWor F.FWDbutton.TheVCRbeginsrewinding
orfastforwarding
tothebeginning
ofdesiredprogram.
I Note: Every time an index Signal is skipped, the nUmber in the program indicator decreases by one.
6 After Index Search
When the preset program is reached, the VCR wilt start playback automatically.
* Index Search can be set up to 20_
• This funct!on witl not operate in recording mode.
- Procedures must be foll0wed within 30 seconds, from steps [3] to [4]. Otherwise the IndeX Search mode will be
• Press STOP button to exit the Index Search mode.
This function enables you to search for the unrecorded portion of the tape in the forward direction.
• Tape must be fully rewound.
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "SEARCH SELECT"
Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "SEARCH SELECT".
Then, press SELECT button.
3 Select "BLANK SEARCH"
Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "BLANK SEARCH".
Then, press SELECT button.
• The VCR begins fast forwarding to the beginning of the blank part of the tape.
4 After Blank Search
The VCR will automatically stop.
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Make sure...
• VCR power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH 3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
• Insert a cassette with its erase prevention tab in place. (If necessary, rewind or fast forward the tape to the point
at which you want to begin recording.)
1 Select the channel to be recorded
Press number buttons on the remote control or the CHANNEL (or CH) A or V button.
NOTE: When you record with a cable converter box] the VCR Channel must be selected tO 3or 4 then the actuaI
Channel that you wish to record must be selected on the cable converter box.
2 Select the tape speed
Press TAPE SPEED button on the remote control to select the desired tape speed (SP/LP/SLP).
3 Begin recording
Press REC button. The red"
"appears
on the display
4 Stop recording
Press STOP button when recording is completed.
Press PAUSE button to temporarily stop recording.
Press PAUSE or REC button to resume recording.
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To edit an unwanted segment from the already recorded portion of tape while VCR remains in record mode.
1) Press PAUSE button.
2) Press and hold REW button until you have reached the beginning of the unwanted segment. (If you rewind past
the beginning of the unwanted segment, press and hold F.FWD button until you have reached it.)
NOTE: If you do not press PAUSE button again within five minutes, VCR will automatically SwitCh to the Stop
mode.
3) Press PAUSE or REC button to resume recording.
You can record one program while viewing another. To start recording, follow steps [1] to [3] under "VIEWING
AND RECORDING THE SAME PROGRAM".
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4 Select the TV mode
Press VCRFFV button on the remote control to select TV so that the "VCR" disappears from the display.
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Set the TV to the channel you want to watch.
1 Select the VCR mode
Press VCR/TV button on the remote control to select TV so that the "VCR" appears on the display
2 Select channel 3 or 4 on the TV
Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH3 or 4)
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lengthsimplybypressingthe REC/IRTbuttonontheVCR.
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function Cannot be d0ne by the remote Control.
Make sure...
• VCR Power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
• Insert a cassette tape with its erase prevention tab in place. (If necessary, rewind or fast forward the tape to the
point at which you want to begin recording.)
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1 Select the channel to be recorded
Press number buttons on the remote control or the CHANNEL (or CH) A or V button.
2 Begin IRT
Press REC!IRT button on the VCR as many times as needed. The recording length will be determined by the
number of times you press REC!IRT button.
Each additional push will increase the recording time by 30 minutes. It is set up to 8 hours.
NOTES:
• Recording starts immediately when the REC/IRT button is pressed, whether you are watching the same or a
different channel.
• When REC/IRT button is pressed 18 times, the VCR returns to the Normal Recording mode
• To stop the IRT operation, press STOP button on the VCR or on the remote control
• The recording length time remaining is indicated on the display as the recording is started.
• Recording stops when 0:00 is reached.
• Please note that in the SLP mode maximum recording time. assuming the tape is started at the beginning, is 8
hours using T-160 (or 6 hours using T-120).
• The TV that is connected to your VCR may be turned on or off during IRT.
• If the tape runs out before the end time. the VCR will switch to the Stop mode immediately, eject the tape and
the VCR power will be turned off.
You may set the VCR to start and end a recording while you are away. You can set seven programs to record on
specific days, daily or weekly within a 1 year period.
In the example below, the timer is being set to record:
DATE:
6th May, 1996
SETTING TIME:
from 7:30PM to 8:30PM
CHANNEL:
CH16
TAPE SPEED:
SP
PROGRAM NO:
No. 1
I NOTE: You must use the remote Control for this procedure.
Make sure...
• VCR Power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
• Clock must be set to the correct time and date before setting the timer.
• Insert a cassette tape with its erase prevention tab in place. (If necessary, rewind or fast forward the tape to the
point at which you want to begin recording.)
Avoid overlap of programs...
There is a case that a program will not be performed.
When programs overlap:
• The program that the start time is set earliest has priority.
• When the earliest program has finished and the programs which should start still overlap, the recording will start
in order of the program number.
• If you programmed as the illustration, the timer recording would be carried out as follows (shaded part is the
carded period):
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
for PROGRAM 2
10:00 AM for PROGRAM 1
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "TIMER PROGRAMMING"
Press CH A or V button to point to 'q'IMER PROGRAMMING".
Then, press SELECT button.
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14,15. Then, set the t mer record rig.
3 Select your desired program number (1 ~ 7)
Program number which is not set up flashes.
Press CH _ or Y button repeatedly until your desired program number appears. (Example: 1)
Then, press SELECT button.
4 Select once, daily or weekly recording
For once recording:
Press CH A or _
button repeatedly to point to "ONCE". Then, press SELECT button.
For daily recording: To record a TV program at the same time on the same channel every day. (Example:
Monday through Sunday)
Press CH A or T button repeatedly to point to "DAILY". Then, press SELECT button.
For weekly recording: To record a TV program at the same time on the same channel every week. (Example:
every Monday on channel 7 at 5:00PM)
Press CH A or _
button repeatedly to point to "WEEKLY". Then, press SELECT button.
Make sure...
• If you did not set your desired digit within 2 seconds after pressing CH A or V button during steps [5] to [8],
the input mode will forward to next step.
• When you press SELECT button after pressing CH A or V button during steps [5] to [8], you may forward to
next step.
• Press ADD/DELETE button to go back one step from current step during steps [3] to [9].
5 Set the date when you want to start
First, press CH A or Y button repeatedly until your desired month appears. (Example: "05" for May)
Next, enter a date. (Example: "06" for the 6th)
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6 Setthestarttime
First,pressCHA or V buttonrepeatedly
untilyourdesiredhourappears.(Example:
07)
Next,entera minute.(Example:
30)
Then,pressCHA or V buttontopointtoAMor PM.(Example:
PM)
7 Settheendtime
First,pressCHA or V
button repeatedly until your desired hour appears. (Example: 08)
Next, enter a minute. (Example: 30)
Then, press CH A or V button to point to AM or PM. (Example: PM)
8 Set the channel number
Press CH ,h. or T
button repeatedly until your desired channel number appears. (Example: 16)
9 Set the tape speed
Press CH A or Y button repeatedly until your desired tape speed appears. (Example: SP)
• "AUTO" is available only with Program No. 1.
See "Just-In Time Recording" on page 25 for the use of "AUTO" setting.
10 Exit the program mode
Press MENU button. Program 1 is now completed.
TO set another program, repeat steps [1] to [10].
11 Set the timer
Press POWER button. This turns the VCR power off, and the "[_]" indicator lights up on the display. The number
of all programmed events are displayed with current time.
TO CORRECT
AN AUTOMATIC
TIMER PROGRAM
If you want to correct an automatic timer after you finished setting program,
1) Repeat steps [1] to [3] on previous page.
2) Select a digit you want to change using SELECT button or ADD/DELETE button.
3) Enter correct numbers using CH A or V button.
4) Press MENU button to return to original mode.
5) Press POWER button to return to timer stand-by mode.
TO STOP AN AUTOMATIC
STARTED
TIMER PROGRAM
WHICH
HAS ALREADY
Press STOP/EJECT button on the VCR.
I NOTE: STOP button on the remote Control Will not function in the Automatic Timer Recording model
TO CANCEL
OR CHECK THE START/END
TIME
1) Repeat steps [1] to [2] previous page.
2) Select a program number you want to check using CH A or V button. The details of selected program
appears on the TV screen.
You may cancel the entire program by pressing ADD/DELETE button.
• If there is a power failure or the VCR is unplugged for more than 30 seconds, the clock setting and all timer
settings are lost.
• If the tape runs out before the end time, the VCR will switch to the Stop mode immediately, eject the tape and
the VCR power will be turned off. The "[_]i" indicator will flash.
• If a tape is not inserted or the erase-protection tab is removed, the "[_]i" indicator flashes and automatic timer
recording cannot occur. Insert a tape that allows recording.
• The TV that is connected to your VCR may be turned ON or OFF when the VCR is in the timer-record mode.
• When you record a cable channel program with cable converter box, first set the VCR's channel to 3 or 4
whichever is the output channel of your cable box to the channel you want to record and leave on while you are
recording with power on.
If you select auto return to [AUTO] from the menu, when all the timer recordings are completed, the VCR will
return to the beginning of the recorded program(s).
I NOTE: If there are any remaining programs including Daily & weekly, this function does not be done.
1 Select the main menu
Press MENU button.
2 Select "VCR SET UP"
Press CH A or V button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".
Then, press SELECT button.
3 Select "AUTO RETURN"
Press CH A or Y
button repeatedly to point to "AUTO RETURN".
1
4 Select"AUTORETURN"
to[AUTO]
PressSELECTbuttonso that[AUTO]willappearnextto"AUTORETURN".
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5 To return to TV mode
Press MENU button.
WATCH
THE RECORDED
PROGRAM
Press POWER button to turn on the VCR. Then, press PLAY button.
This function allows you to fully utilize the available tape length for timer recording. The VCR calculates the
remaining tape amount and then adjusts the tape speed from SP to SLP as needed.
If it is suspected that the end of the tape will be reached before the reserved program ends (as long as SP mode
is kept all the way), set recording mode to AUTO. This function is available only with Program No. 1 (Timer
Recording).
The auto mode starts recording in SP mode. The internal circuit compares the rest of the program against the
available tape length. If the internal circuit determines that the available tape is not long enough to record the
program in the SP mode, the Recording mode is automatically changed to SLP mode. This wilt assure coverage
of the desired program before the end of the tape is reached.
T_
Er_d
• Set the tape remainder switch ("._T60", ,--T130'! o[ "T140~") to the tape loaded. See '!Setting the Remaining
Time, on next page.
• Even ifSLP mode is selected, just-in time recording Cannot compensate for a tape length which may be too
short.
• A momentary picture break up will occur at the point on the tape When the recording speed changes from SP to
SLP.
• The displayed remaining tape Funning time may n0t always match the actual remaining time On the tape (usually
longer than the actual time), It is recommended to set t he end of the reversed recording time sever al minute s after
the end of the TV program.
You can set the remaining tape running time of your tape. Follow the steps below to correct the tape remaining
indication.
Make sure...
• VCR power must be turned on.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV channel to the same video output channel as located on the back of the VCR.
(CH3 or 4)
• Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
• You must use the remote control for the following procedure.
• A video cassette must be inserted in the VCR for this function to work.
1 Select the main menu.
Press MENU button.
2 Press CH A or Y button repeatedly to point to "VCR SET UP".
Then, press SELECT button.
3 Select "~T60", "~T 130" or "T 140 ~''
Press SELECT button so that your desired time appears.
For example, the popular T-120 cassette tape calls for the "~T130" selection.
4 Exit the preset mode
Press MENU button to return to TV mode.
5 To check the remain time
Press SELECT button until REMAIN appears on TV screen.
Note:
.
, In the Remain Time Mode Calculating will start when the cassette tape is inserted and PLAY button is pressed.
WhUe Calculatingl the TV sCreen sh0ws as Ulustrated.
REMAINING
TAPE RUNNING
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TIME DISPLAY
• Since the reel diameter and tape thickness are not common to all cassettes, the time count differs from cassette
to cassette. Use the time display as an informative number only.
• During recording, the remaining tape running time is estimated based on the current recording mode (SP, LP,
SLP).
• During playback the remaining tape running time is calculated based on the current playback mode.
• Remain time will not appear on TV screen while in the Fast forward or Rewind Mode.
• There will be a delay of up to 1 minute before the remain time appears on the TV display.
The use of the following tapes wi!! result in difference between the disp!ayed remaining time and actual time to the
end of the tape:
-Tape housed in a VHS-C cassette adapter,
. Shorter tape !ength such as a lO-minute cassette.
• T-180 cassette. In this case the display may read 2 Hours, 40 Minutes at the starting point in SP mode.
Connect the editing (recording) VCR, source (playing) VCR and your TV using the following diagram.
EXAMPLE: The editing (recording) VCR is this unit. The source (playing) VCR is another VCR.
NOTE: When you Connect the monaural VCR to this VCR, connect the Audio Output jack of the monaura I VCR to 1
the AUDIO IN L jack of this VCR. The audio signal will be recorded both L and R channel equally.
Copying a Video Tape Hookup Illustration
1) Insert a pre-recorded video cassette into the source (playing) VCR.
2) Insert a blank video cassette, or one you want to record over, into the editing (recording) VCR cassette
compartment.
3) Press TAPE SPEED button on the remote control to selec the desired recording speed (SLP, LP or SP) on the
editing (recording) VCR.
4) Select AUX position on the editing (recording) VCR. See page 11, under "Input Select".
5) Press REC button on the editing (recording) VCR.
6) Begin playback of the tape in the source (playing) VCR.
NOTES:
"For best results during dubbing, Use the VCR's front Panel Controls whenever p0ssiblel The remote control might
affect the playback VCR's operati0n.
• Always use Video-quality shielded cables with RCA4ype conneCtors. Standard audio cables are not
recommended.
• You can use a video disc p!aye[, satellite receive[, or other audio!vide0 Component with _
outputs in place of
the playback VCR.
TO MONITOR
THE RECORDING
1) Turn on the TV, and set it to the same output channel as the editing VCR channel 3 or 4.
2) Press VCR/TV button on the remote control so that "VCR" appears on the display.
This Hitachi remote control can be used with your TV as well as the VCR, as long as your TV comes with a
remote control. This feature comes in handy--you won't have to juggle two remotes.
The remote control is compatible with the fifteen makers of TVs listed below--but don't be alarmed if yours is not
on our list. You may still be able to program the remote for your TV.
Every TV that comes with a remote control is set up to detect certain infrared signals. You need to program the
VCR's remote control to send signals that your TV will recognize and respond to. Here's what to do:
Compatibility
• The remote control is designed to be operated with many televisions and cable converters, but will not work with
every one made. If your TV or cable box does not respond the way it should when you program if as explained
follows, this remote may be incapable of operating it.
• Once you have programmed the remote, you won't have to do it again until you change the batteries.
PROGRAMMING
THE REMOTE
CONTROL
OF THE TV
1 Turn on the TV
Turn on the TV (any channel is okay).
2 Program the remote control
Aim the VCR's remote control at your TV set. Hold down the TV button (not the VCR/TV button) while you press
the number corresponding to your brand of television as shown in the chart.
For example; If you have an RCA television, press TV and 0 at the same time. If this button combination sends a
signal that matches with your TV, the channel will change on the TV, and you'll know the remote is set to control
the television.
o !f that button combination does not change the TV channel, go through the whole list of button combinations one
by one until you find one that does change your TV channel..
• Also, if your brand of TV is not listed in the chart, try all the number buttons, One of them may work for you.
If the TV channel sti!! doesn't change after going through a!! the button combinations !!sted, it is likely that you
will not be able to program this remote control for your TV.
TV Brands
Hitachi
Zenith
Sony
Magnavox
Sanye
Gold Star 1
Toshiba7
Gold Star 2
Panasonic 2
RCA
Panasonic 1
Mitsubishi
Press TV and This Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
0
CH (up arrow)
CH (down arrow)
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100/ENT
Sharp 1 MEMORY
Sharp 2SELECT
CONTROLLING
THE TV
Once programmed, the VCR's remote control is ready to control the TV.
NOTE: Be aware that not all of your TV!s functions may work even though the remote control is Correctly
programmed.
1 Select the TV function mode
First press TV button to change to the TV function mode, then press the button of the TV function that you want.
For example;
Press TV button and the CH (A), and the TV station will change to the next higher station.
2 Return to the VCR function mode
Press VCR button to operate your VCR with the remote again.
If you have a cable converter, you will probably want to program your VCR's remote control so you can easily
change channels. The process is the same as for programming the remote to operate your TV. For additional
details, see the previous page.
PROGRAMMING
CONVERTER
THE REMOTE
CONTROL
OF THE CABLE
1 Program the remote control
Hold down the CATV button and press the number of your brand of cable box (shown in the chart).
NOTE: If that button combination does nOt Work, or if Your brand is not on the Chart, Just go throug h a!! the button
Combinations Until you find the one that works best.
Cable Converters
Jerrold 1
Jerrold 2
Jerrold 3
Hamlin
Zenith
Scientific Atlanta
Pioneer
Philips
Press CATV and This Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TO OPERATE THE CABLE BOX ONCE THE REMOTE IS
PROGRAMMED
FOR IT.
1 Press CATV and then the button of the function you want.
2 Press VCR button to operate your VCR with the remote again.
If you have followed the instructions contained in this manual and have difficulty in operating your VCR, locate the
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SYMPTOM
intheleftcolumnbelow.Checkthecorresponding
POSSIBLE
CAUSEandCORRECTIVE
ACTION
columnstoremedytheproblem.
SYM PTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
No power.
• Power cord is not connected.
• The VCR power is turned off.
• Connect power cord to AC outlet.
• Press POWER button to turn on the
VCR.
Timer recording is
not possible.
• The timer recording is set incorrectly.
• The VCR power is turned on.
• Set the timer recording correctly.
• Press POWER button to turn off
the VCR.
• Set VCR clock correctly.
• VCR clock is not set correctly.
Recording mode
cannot be engaged.
• The erase prevention tab on
cassette is missing.
• Place a plastic tape over the hole.
No picture or poor
picture on playback.
• The TV and/or VCR is in the TV
mode.
• Set your TV to the the VCR mode
and/or press VCR/TV button on the
remote control so that "VCR" appears
on the display.
• Fine tune your TV.
• The TV fine tuning is not set
correctly.
Noise in picture on
playback.
• Video heads are dirty.
• Head cleaning is necessary, consult
the nearest Hitachi Authorized Service
Center.
Playback picture is
partially noisy.
• The tracking control is not set
correctly.
• Adjust tracking control for a better
picture.
On-the-air TV
programs cannot be
seen.
• Connections are not correctly made.
• Re-check the ANT.IN and ANT.OUT
connections.
Set your TV to the TV mode and/or
press VCR!TV button on the remote
control so that "VCR" disappears from
the display.
No operation by
infrared Remote
Control.
• Weak batteries.
Operation buttons do
not work after there
is a power failure or
you move your VCR.
• Channel Memory Programming is
required because programmed
channels are erased.
• The TV and/or VCR is in VCR
mode.
• The TV or CATV button is pressed.
• Check the batteries in the remote
control.
• Press VCR button on the remote
control, then try again.
• See "NOTES" under "AUTOMATIC
CHANNEL PRESET" on page 12.
SERVICING
Should your VCR become inoperative, do not try to correct the problem by yourself. There are no user-servicable
parts inside. Turn off, unplug the power cord, and take the unit to Hitachi Authorized Service Center for servicing.
CABINET
CLEANING
• Wipe the front panel and other exterior surfaces of the VCR with a soft cloth immersed in lukewarm water and
wrung dry.
• Never use a solvent or alcohol. Do not spray insecticide liquid near the VCR. Such chemicals may cause
damage and discoloration to the exposed surfaces.
HEAD CLEANING
Playback picture may become blurred or interrupted while the TV program reception is clear. Dirt accumulated on
the video heads after long periods of use, or the usage of rental or worn tapes can cause this problem. If a
streaky or snowy picture appears during playback, the heads of your VCR may need to be cleaned.
1. Please visit your local AudioNideo store and purchase a good quality VHS Video Head Cleaner.
2. If a Video Head Cleaner does not solve the problem, consult the nearest Hitachi Authorized Service Center.
Professional video head cleaning requires highly technical attention.
• Remember to read the instructions inc!uded with the head cleaner before usel
• Clean heads onlywhen problems occur.
Format:
Video Signal System:
Record/Playback System:
VHS
NTSC color EIA standard
Video: 4 heads
Audio: VHS Hi-Fi stereo record/playback system
Tape Speed:
33.35mm/sec (SP), 16.67mm/sec (LP), 11.12mm/sec (SLP)
UHF/VHF 75 ohm
RF Input:
Tuner:
181 channel tuning ability *(125 cable channels)
Type:
Auto programming frequency synthesis
AC120V 60Hz
Power Input:
17 W nominal
Power Consumption:
Cabinet Size:
14-1/4" (W) x 3-5/8" (H) x 10" (D)
36.0cm (W) x 9.2cm (H) x 25.2cm (D)
Weight:
7.0 lbs. (3.2 kg) (approx.)
-4°F to 131°F
Storage Temperature:
41°F to 104°F
Operating Temperature:
Accessories:
1 coaxial cable (Part No. 5857952),
1 remote control unit (Part No. HL10472), 2 AA batteries
* Check your cable company's compatibility requirements.
For information about how to obtain these accessories, please calt TOLL FREE 1-800-448-2244 for your nearest
Hitachi Authorized Parts Distributor in the continental United States. For ALASKA and HAWAII, please contact the
nearest Hitachi Regional office.
• Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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